Unincorporated Alameda County

Emergency Rental Assistance

Are You Eligible?

To qualify for UAC ERA assistance applicants must be:

  • A renter living in Unincorporated Alameda County

    • Including but not limited to unincorporated areas of Hayward, San Leandro, Ashland, Cherryland, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Hayward Acres, Sunol, and Fairview. Units outside of Unincorporated Alameda County are ineligible to receive assistance. If you're not sure if you live in Unincorporated Alameda County follow this link to the community locator to verify.

  • Experiencing financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Experiencing housing instability or risk of homelessness

  • A low-income individual or household (below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI))

Required Documentation

  • Government-issued identification (for all household members over the age of 18)

  • Proof of tenancy such as current lease or evidence of rent payments

  • Documentation of loss of income, unemployment benefits and/or any other documentation demonstrating a financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Documentation of current household income (for all household members over the age of 18) such as pay stubs, tax returns, W-2s, signed attestation from employer or other wage statements.

  • Documentation of housing instability, such as past due rent notice or utility bills

Households that meet the eligibility criteria can receive assistance of up to 15 months for unpaid rent due after April 1, 2020. Funding is limited, and applications will be prioritized based on need, severity of COVID-19 impact, and funding availability. If you are eligible for assistance, you will be contacted by an application processor to verify your information and finalize your application.

If you believe you are eligible or if you are uncertain of your eligibility we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as funding is extremely limited.

If you need the application in a different language, translated copies of the UAC ERA Application are available upon request.

Please email UAC-ERA@151jh.com or call 510-994-0739 for further assistance.

The Program is no longer accepting applications, if you've already applied please visit the Application Portal for status updates

Application Portal

On the UAC-ERA Application Portal you will be able to quickly view your application status and upload any additional or missing supporting documentation

About the Program

In 2021, Alameda County received funding from the U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The Alameda County Housing Secure (ACHS) Unincorporated Alameda County Emergency Rental Assistance program (UAC ERA), was established to provide rental and utility assistance to eligible low-income tenants of Unincorporated Alameda County whose finances were negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are facing housing instability or are at risk of homelessness.